Tue, Feb 13|
Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co
Japanese Knotweed Flutes
Learn to use Japanese knotweed stalks to make a functional musical instrument.
Time & Location
Feb 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co, 200 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
About the event
Japanese knotweed is a frustrating invasive; it overruns and denudes our landscape and should generally be eradicated. It grows quickly and is difficult to remove. Finding as many uses for Japanese knotweed makes sense, as it is now abundant and largely unavoidable. Its young shoots are edible, and its roots may be used to fight Lyme disease. Its stalks resemble bamboo but are unfortunately not as strong and useless for building, but they may be fashioned into functional musical instrument!
Learn to use Japanese knotweed stalks to make a working flute. We'll cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing, and then use knives, wood-burners, rubber bands and string to make several types of flutes. $15 includes all tools, materials, and one fermented beverage.
Urban Farm Fermentory serves kombucha, jun, cider, mead, and beer with a focus on gruits (a beer style using few or no hops). Their tasting room features 22 rotating taps, with selections shifting seasonally. Pull up a seat, have a drink, and experience a taste of culture!
Knotweed Flutes 2/13/2018